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Moi

 

the collective name for a group of highland peoples in South Vietnam that was commonly used among the Vietnamese ruling clique and the colonists prior to the revolution of 1945. The term bore the contemptuous connotation of “savages,” or “ignorant ones.” The term “Moi” designated more than 30 peoples and ethnic groups who spoke Mon-Khmer and Indonesian languages and who were at different stages of social and economic development. The Moi are now known as the Thuong (Montagnards).

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Narody lugo-Vostochnoi Azii. Moscow, 1966.
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As we mourn journalist Moi, we strongly call upon the government to investigate the death of Journalist Moi and bring perpetrators to justice though several calls have been made to government before and bear no results on similar cases such as the assassination of Isaiah Abraham and disappearance of other persons including engineer John Louis and civil society leaders," he added.
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Beginning by confronting the vexed question of Ibsen's own taste in painting, Moi persuasively argues that Ibsen's failure to respond, for example, to the Impressionist movement and his preference for realistic historical and genre paintings were traits shared by many culturally impressive contemporaries--Henry lames, for example (108-11).
Chief Justice Bernard Chunga, a prominent judge during the Moi era, currently is being investigated for his role in torture of dissidents.
President Moi, 78, shrugged off the prospect of poll humiliation for his annointed successor.
He has been a leading opposition figure since multiparty politics were reintroduced in 1991, and came second to Moi in 1997 elections in which the opposition was divided along tribal lines.
President Moi threw the cat among the pigeons when, against all expectations, he named the political lightweight, uhuru kenyatta as his heir apparent in the forthcoming presidential elections.
President Daniel arap Moi on Friday sacked long-serving Vice President George Saitoti as the East African nation of 30 million gears up for a crucial general election later this year.
A week after calling on Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi to give up politics and make way for a new generation of leaders, the country's Anglican archbishop announced his own intention to retire.
Thelma and Louise were Campfire Girls compared to the tres fatale femmes of ``Baise Moi,'' a film that endeavors to be so upsetting that it even managed to get banned in its native France.